Stunt Performers in Action
From the Set Dangerous Jobs in Action
Give readers an inside look at the dangerous job of stunt performers. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
- Fast Facts
- Hal Needham’s Horse Collaring
- Shauna Duggins Digs Deep
- Jackie Chan Does It Himself
- Nik Wallenda’s Wild Walk
- The Making of Evel Knievel
- Think About It
- To Learn More
- Selected Bibliography
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.5|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9|
A Review of "Dangerous Jobs in Action" in School Library Journal
What better way to communicate the dangers inherent in a risky occupation than by sharing the stories of real men and women at work? Job details (conditions, equipment, safety concerns, etc.) are integrated into the narrative. Deep-Sea Fishermen, Smoke Jumpers, and Oil Rig Workers also stress the importance of learning about nature and unpredictable weather systems. Captioned photos on every page show the working environs, tools, and men and women in typical work-related clothing. ‘Think About It’ sections pose open-ended questions for students to consider. VERDICT This series on high-interest jobs is notable for its emphasis on safety, teamwork, and problem-solving. A solid addition sure to entice browsers.
Author: Alex Monnig
Alex Monnig is a freelance journalist from St. Louis, Missouri, who now lives in Sydney, Australia. During his career he has spent time covering sporting events around the world, including Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and the Rugby World Cup.